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A lawsuit alleges Cesar Millan's pit bull severely injured an aspiring gymnast and mauled one of Queen Latifah's dogs to death.

Lidia Matiss, who filed the lawsuit, alleges Cesar's dog not only has a history of extreme violence, but it allegedly attacked and killed Queen Latifah's pup, and he then tried to cover it up.

According to TMZ, Lidia claims she went to an office building owned by Millan in Van Nuys, CA in 2017. Lidia says she was visiting her mom, who worked for Cesar.

She says she encountered Cesar's pit bull, Junior, who was roaming the halls unsupervised and off his leash.

Lidia claims the dog attacked her, repeatedly biting her and seriously injuring her left calf. She went to the ER for treatment of severe dog bites.
 
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The lawsuit says Lidia was a "star gymnast" who was being actively recruited by the University of Pennsylvania. However, everything changed after she was attacked and she could no longer compete due to the extreme pain.

Lidia's suit claims Cesar knew Junior had a history of violence yet regularly allowed the dog to roam free. She says the dog had bitten several people and mauled several dogs, including one dog owned by Queen Latifah.

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According to the lawsuit, Queen Latifah brought 2 of her dogs to Cesar's Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, CA. She says Junior mauled one of her dogs to death, and Lidia claims Cesar covered it up by telling his staff to tell Queen Latifah the dog was hit and killed by a car.

The 52-year-old celebrity dog trainer filed an answer to the lawsuit, claiming Lidia assumed the risk of being bitten because she knew of the danger. He also claims Lidia herself was negligent, although he doesn't say how.

Lidia says the bite left her impaired, wounded, disfigured and she continues to suffer physical and emotional pain. She's suing for unspecified damages.

The lawsuit is ongoing.

Cesar, who is best known as the "Dog Whisperer", stars in a new National Geographic series, "Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog."

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Jimmy Kimmel sparked backlash after joking that hospitals should turn away unvaccinated people if they contract the coronavirus.

Kimmel made the remarks during his opening monologue on Tuesday.

"Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right on in," he said. "Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy."

Kimmel was referring to people using the anti-parasitic medication Ivermectin as prophylaxis or treatment for Covid-19.

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Kimmel, who returned to the show from summer hiatus on Tuesday, was dismayed that nothing had changed in the two months that he was gone.

He said unvaccinated people should not fill beds in hospital intensive-care units if they get sick.

Twitter users were outraged. Some said by Kimmel's logic, drug addicts should not be treated if they overdose on fentanyl, or alcoholics who need liver detox.

One Twitter user wrote:

"If everyone were treated like Jimmy Kimmel wants for unvaccinated: No treatment for smokers with lung cancer, nor drinkers with cirrhosis, nor auto accident victims who weren't wearing a seat belt, nor skin cancer patients who sunbathed nor heart attack victims who ate too much."

Another user tweeted:

"@jimmykimmel back from hiding after your black face skit. Now saying unvaccinated people should die. You're sick."

And a third person wrote:

"@jimmykimmel remember when the unvaccinated supported you when your child was ill? I do! Mind your own business Clown face!... #CancelKimmel."

Watch Kimmel's monologue below.
 

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Federal authorities are investigating whether a former employee of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) leaked information about incarcerated singer R. Kelly to a blogger.

Kelly was arrested over 2 years ago in Chicago and extradited to New York to stand trial on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.

According to BOP records, the employee accessed R. Kelly's files on a computer server 153 times in 2019. The employee had no authority to read the records.

Prosecutors asked a judge for permission to subpoena the employee's computer after YouTube vlogger Tasha K reported information only a prison employee would know.

In the affidavit which was unsealed in federal court in Chicago August 18, the employee is identified only as "Officer A."

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Kelly is identified as "Inmate A... a nationally recognized celebrity whose criminal case has received media attention."

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Joseph Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney John Lausch, confirmed "Inmate A" is Kelly.

Details contained in the affidavit was first reported by the Chicago Tribune.

The employee accessed records pertaining to Kelly while he was an inmate at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in 2019. The employee worked at the Thomson Correctional Center from May 2019 until December 2019 when she retired, according to the affidavit.

BOP records shows the officer in question used her BOP password to access Kelly's records between July 15, 2019 and Dec. 12, 2019 — even though the officer was not assigned to the MCC and was not authorized to access them.

In total, 60 BOP employees accessed Kelly's records from July 15, 2019, through Jan. 8, 2020, according to the affidavit. But the officer in question accessed the records 153 times.

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Tasha K, real name Latasha Kebe, 39, runs a popular Instagram blog and YouTube channel called UnwinewithTashaK. Her last known address is in Atlanta.

Tasha K reported information about Kelly known only to BOP employees, such as inmate calls, visitation logs, emails and funds, the affidavit said.

Tasha K's Instagram and YouTube channel were monitored by a federal agent after she published Kelly's visitation list and revealed a date of Dec. 5, 2019, at 8:07 a.m. in a Jan. 12, 2020 Instagram post.

The agent wrote that BOP records showed the employee accessed Kelly's records at that same time. Other BOP employees accessed the records at other times of the day, the agent wrote.

The employee also sent an email from her official BOP email address to a Gmail address on Nov. 13, 2019, and attached a 12-page document that contained Kelly's visitor records and money logs, according to the affidavit.

Tasha K reported some of the details in that email attachment in a Dec. 22, 2019 YouTube video, the agent wrote.

No charges have been filed against Tasha K.

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According to TMZ, a judge recently tossed Tasha's $3 million lawsuit against rapper Cardi B, in which she claimed the rapper assaulted her after she reported allegations about the star's minor daughter, Kulture.

Kelly faces federal racketeering charges in Brooklyn alleging he recruited women and girls for illegal sex and filmed child pornography.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He faces up to life in prison if found guilty on all counts.

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Pres. Joe Biden will unveil his "robust" 6-pronged strategy to combat the coronavirus and boost vaccinations on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Biden is expected to detail his new strategy as cases of Covid-19 delta and Mu variants surge across the country.

The White House announced the planned speech on Tuesday, saying Biden will address Americans on the next steps to contain the coronavirus variants.

"On Thursday the president will speak to the American people about his robust plan to stop the spread of the delta variant and boost vaccinations," the White House said in a statement.

"As the president has said since day 1, his administration will pull every lever to get the pandemic under control," a White House official said on Tuesday. "On Thursday, the president will lay out a six pronged strategy that will help us do just that, working across the public and private sectors."

The announcement sparked speculation that the U.S. will go back under lockdowns or impose forced mandatory vaccines.

About 650,000 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in the U.S. since early 2020, according to Fox News. The U.S. leads the world in both Covid-19 cases and deaths.

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Tamron Hall paid tribute to The Wire star Michael K. Williams who died of a heroin overdose at age 54.

Tamron opened Tuesday's edition of her nationally-syndicated show with a moving tribute to the humanitarian actor who is best known as Omar Little in iconic HBO series, The Wire.

She shared a clip from his recent appearance on her show and reflected on her interview with Williams saying it was "one of the most powerful shows and interviews I've done in my decades of reporting and interviewing people."

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Fighting back tears, Tamron recalled an emotional reunion she recently had with Williams in his Brooklyn neighborhood.

"We had this instant connection," she said. "We started talking and he said to me, "Thank you so much for allowing me on the show."

Tamron recalled Williams talking about his struggle with substance abuse, and how other talk shows wouldn't allow him to share his story.

Season three of "Tamron Hall" debuted Monday, September 6.

Friday, September 10: Tamron kicks off the first-ever Tam Fam Kindness Challenge, an inspiring show full of surprises and highlighting what people are willing to do for others.

Watch Tamron Hall's tribute to Michael K. Williams below.
 

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Alphonso David has been fired as the president of LGBT+ rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) after he refused to step down.

David stubbornly refused to resign after HRC wrapped an investigation into his role as former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's in-house legal counsel.

The investigation determined that David tried to discredit former Gov. Cuomo's sexual harassment accusers.

HRC also determined that David assisted Cuomo to cover up his crimes after he was accused of sexually harassing women.

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David, pictured with "Pose" star Dominique Jackson, insisted he did nothing wrong. He claimed the HRC's investigation "found no wrongdoing on his part."

David, who is openly ghey, took to Twitter on Sunday to proclaim his innocence in a lengthy email. He said he had been asked to resign but refused.

He claimed HRC wanted him to resign because he had become too much of a "distraction."

David said the board chairs were "bullying" him and seeking to "distract us from the truth."

Then on Tuesday, Sept. 7, the board chairs for HRC announced David's termination.

Read David's email below.

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Three federal pandemic aid programs, including extended unemployment benefits, expired on Labor Day for millions of Americans.

On Sept. 6, an estimated 8.9 million people lost all unemployment benefits. Those Americans who have gone a year-and-a-half without a steady paycheck will be hardest hit.

A federal eviction moratorium already expired last month.

Gig worker benefits and self-employed benefits have also expired on Labor Day. Progressives are pushing the Biden administration to extend unemployment benefits beyond Sept. 6.

"We need to extend the expanded UI for millions of unemployed workers because this crisis isn't over," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a Democrat, in a statement to Newsweek.

"We're still in a pandemic, and the latest jobs numbers prove that. Doing our part to support Americans right now includes extending expanded [unemployment insurance benefits] and passing the $3.5 trillion infrastructure package to invest in our people and economy."

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Unemployment benefits were previously extended by Congress in March. But the Biden administration has indicated they will not extend unemployment again.

All 50 Senate Democrats have said they won't extend unemployment benefits past Labor Day.

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Social experts believe the end of federal benefits will put a stop to violence in the nation's airports and on budget airlines.
 
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According to a recent study, the increase in fights at airports were directly related to excess government benefits. Unemployment and stimulus checks allows more freedom for people who would normally stay home and fight.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson's wife, Jacqueline, has been released from a Chicago hospital after spending a week in ICU for Covid-19 treatment.

"Our mother is leaving the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and coming home," their son Jonathan Jackson said in a statement to NBC Chicago. "Our family is grateful to God and the medical team that treated her and that is allowing her body to continue to heal from the COVID-19 virus."

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is fully vaccinated, and Jacqueline Jackson, who did not receive the vaccine, both fell ill on August 20 and were taken to Northwestern where they tested positive for Covid-19. They were both admitted to the hospital on Aug. 21.

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Following treatment, Jesse Jackson, 79, was transferred to a physical rehab facility. Jacqueline Jackson, 77, was moved to ICU last week.

Rev. Jackson, who has Parkinson's disease, is receiving physical therapy and has recently tested negative for Covid-19, according to their son Jonathan.

Jonathan encouraged all those who have not been vaccinated to get the shots and thanked everyone for their prayers and support, saying, "The love that has been poured out to our family at this time of sickness and need from around the world has helped in our parent's healing."

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Jesse Jackson, a civil rights leader, was with Martin Luther King Jr. when the civil rights icon was assassinated at a Memphis motel in 1968.

Jackson is pictured on the balcony outside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel on the 50th anniversary of King's assassination on April 3, 2018. The motel is now a National Civil Rights Museum.

Rev. Jackson unsuccessfully ran for president in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. senator for Washington, DC from 1991 to 1997. A shadow senator is not a paid position and comes with no congressional powers.

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Pompano Beach officials hit rapper Kodak Black with a cease & desist for giving away air conditioning units in a housing project.

According to TMZ, the Pompano Beach Housing Authority threatened the rapper for donating the AC units to elderly residents of a housing project.

The shirtless rapper, born Dieuson Octave, was photographed personally delivering the AC units to the elderly and underprivileged residents last month.

He ran afoul of the Housing Authority in July when the agency accused him of entering the property illegally and "causing disturbances" with loud music.

"Your actions have adversely impacted the Property's residents' right to peacefully enjoy the property."

The Housing Authority objected to Kodak helping the residents cool off by installing the room air conditioning units.

However, Kodak's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, denied Kodak filmed a music video on the property. He said it was shameful that they "wish to stop the assistance to the elderly and underprivileged during a heat wave and 2 year pandemic."
 

 

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Democrats and some Republicans celebrated a "historic" bill requiring the inclusion of women in the U.S. military draft.

All women over 18 are now required to register for the military draft.

The bill was approved in a 35-24 vote by House and Senate committees as part of the bill funding the military on Sept 1.

Previously, only males ages 18-25 were required to register for the Selective Service System, but House and Senate committees have approved the bill expanding the draft to women.

The bill didn't sit well with Republicans, including Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas), who went on a rant on Twitter.com, telling both parties to "go straight to hell."

"I do not trust you to do anything at all, much less say you will draft my daughter to 'non combat' roles," he tweeted.

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Former Army Ranger Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) insisted, "America's daughters should not be drafted against their will."

And Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) said:

"I feel confident that in an emergency that the women of this country would step up and volunteer as needed... We don't need to draft women to have equality in this nation."

On January 24, 2013 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded an order, that restricted women from being attached to ground combat units.

Currently, about 17 percent of enlisted service members are women.